Illegal timbers, sawmill equipment, consumer goods, home appliances, vehicles seized

Yangon EDMH
Officials confiscate illegal sawmill machine in Yangon Region.

Supervised by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, action is being taken against illegal trade under the law. The combined inspection teams led by the Rakhine State Department of Forest conducted 9 and 10 April inspections. They seized 6.3918 tonnes of illegal timbers (estimated value of K447,426) in Taungup Township and An Township. Action is taken under the Forest Law.
In addition, a combined inspection team led by the Yangon Region Forest Department conducted inspections in the Yangon Northern District on 9, 10, and 11 April. During the examination, equipment used in the sawmill (estimated value of K530,000) in Taikkyi Township, a vehicle with 0.8148 tonne of illegal timbers in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township, and 0.8334 tonne of illegal timbers in Dagon Myothit (East), estimated at K15,588,338, were seized under the Forest Law.
On 11 April, general consumer goods and home appliances (estimated value of K16,300,000), which were not mentioned in the Import Declaration, were seized under the Customs Law at the Myanmar Industrial Port Container Checkpoint.
In addition, on 11 and 12 April, 16.4306 tonnes of illegal timbers (estimated value of K4,909,614) were seized under the Forest Law in the Bago District, Toungoo District, Pyay District and Thayawady District in Bago Region.
Therefore, 13 arrests (estimated value of K37,245,378) were made from 9 to 12 April, the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee stated. — MNA

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